AboutJust the average basement dweller - without a basement :( I like to rant.
SkillsReact, Sass, HTML, CSS, MongoDB, Node.js
Joined devRant on 3/30/2021
Do all the things like ++ or -- rants, post your own rants, comment on others' rants and build your customized dev avatarSign Up
From the creators of devRant, Pipeless lets you power real-time personalized recommendations and activity feeds using a simple APILearn More
Take me with you. It's OK if you leave me there with that view :)
Same for me.
I'm either booked with meetings, or simply lacking tasks.
The funny thing is that I switched from my former company because they had very few tasks (had like 1 hour work in a day), and this new company PROMISED they had more work, since they "don't rely on customers".
Though it seems like they rely on my Product Owner and our (one and only) designer before I can do my job.. And they are both super busy, so, if I am lucky, I got enough work for 2-3 hours throughout a day.
Easy pay since I am paid for 37 hours a week, but somehow really stressful when you don't have any tasks at all.
@TeachMeCode it's a banner to block cookies. Those annoying popups you see on every website.
They were "smart" and decided that since the script is already on the customer's site, they might as well toss all the code in there .. most of it is only used when their scanner runs the site once a month.
I work with frontend, but I totally get point 2 ..
Landed a new job because they wanted to make some new stuff with frameworks.
Surprise, 3 weeks into the job they scrap the idea, and I get to maintain a codebase that was added to extensively since 2011. No code was removed die to gear of breaking stuff, and backend devs wrote the frontend until now.
I like it too .. If i can work from home and lie on the couch while I work :)
Hah, it's really stupid.
I changed company a few months ago, and was happy to come to a place where a qualified team lead would review my work (he was a developer earlier).
It turned out a little differently .. I am the first frontend dev in the company, and now I find myself arguing frontend stuff with backend developers, who apparently feel like they know more about frameworks and libraries than I do ..
This field is a bit weird sometimes.
@bad-frog Haha. If all the assholes on this world became sandwiches, world hunger wouldn't be an issue :)
@Maer true. Looking back, I can see how negative it would look from their point of view. I guess i didn't think of that
@AtuM Hah, no thanks :)
@pipe I believe they're split up into 2 companies now. They are MorningTrain and MorningScore (the latter also being the product)
@pipe Yup, that's my main concern too. I couldn't care less if they cheat, as long as there are no victims. If I had lost the job I applied for a few months later because of this, I would have been forced to change career path or I'd end up homeless - so they actually jeopardized my future career.
I wish certain things for them too, but sadly their product seems to be more popular now. This is sadly a case where karma didn't apply (yet).
@AlmondSauce Yeah that's true.
In my case, salary wasn't the only thing. The job was either very stressful with multiple customers wanting stuff done ASAP, or very boring periods with literally no tasks. Also, I absolutely HATE the aspect of having to log every minute on customer-related tasks. It seriously feels like they were spying on coworkers sometimes.
Looking back, I really don't know what made me ask if they wanted to counter the offer. On one side, I really wanted to leave right away. I was / am curious about what the world has to offer, and I just happened to get a great offer at an interesting company.
On another side, I was scared about leaving the company. I was in a comfortable and secure position, and was afraid that if I would lose this (current) job, I would stand unemployed in a covid-pandemic, where getting a job might be harder. I kinda think it's this last perspective that made me ask if they wanted to counter the offer.
@heartade Yeah true. I tried to be funny but failed hard :)
@crisz "Never ask for a counteroffer" - probably true. I just wanted to give them a fair chance, as I was the only frontend developer in the team. I'd feel bad just leaving, knowing it's hard for them to find a replacement
@AlmondSauce That might be true. This is the first time I actually switch jobs, so I don't have experience in that regard :D
@AtuM Haha, I was actually asked to work overtime without pay a while back, so I guess that's true :)
@witchDev Oh wow, really? .. That really sounds like a douchebag company.
Personally I think you did right - As developers we have a responsibility, and redoing everything when you're about to leave the company is not responsible at all.
Just wish them luck in the future, and pray for the poor soul who will take your place :)
The opposite what? .. stop making up words
Normally I would say "talk to him about it", but since he just assigned the issues to you and went on vacation, I'd say talk to the manager. That's just rude. No more, no less, just plain rude.
It's almost like him giving you the finger saying
"Thanks for not helping, you solve it".
If you can't solve issues after months of employment, you either got a REALLY complicated project, or you're just plain lazy.
Good luck with the manager talk tomorrow. I hope it goes well, and that he gets some kind of warning. It's simply not OK.
From my point of view, you have 2 options.
1: Simply refuse, or convince them to wait until a new person starts. It doesn't make sense to rewrite everything when you're about to leave. It's stressing for you, and it probably be very hard to maintain for them.
2: Do it the best you can, but don't stress about it. Write documentation along the way to give them a chance to actually maintain it.
Either case, don't stress or work overtime.. What are they going to do, fire you :) ?
Honest questions here, given that I am not American:
It sounds like he thinks he'd get a better chance if he was from some high-ranking university. Is that really the case in the US?
If it were me hiring, I'd look more at the scores he got during University, than what university he attended. Surely whatever tests or course he took would be the same as any other university?
That being said - either case - never lie on the resume. If it's not caught during the interview process, surely it will be caught during the job.
@N00bPancakes I know that for next time, for sure. I guess bringing up offers from another company is a no-go, even if the intentions are good. My experience was bad for sure.
I'm actually somewhat glad it was a negative outcome - otherwise I might have continued working for them, while they had negative thoughts about me or the situation.
@AtuM Yeah that's good input. I never really thought about it that way. I think the new company I work for has been burned like this before - they were fairly easy to negotiate salary with :)